Reflection On Diversity And Diversity

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Register to read the introduction… The diversity found within a training group will be reflected back to the trainee within feedback received. My group has much diversity with regards to sexuality, gender, culture, race and religion. I have been able to see how I may be interpreted by others from different backgrounds than my own. I have also seen how my values and beliefs found in my own culture could distort my view of my clients world if they are not from similar backgrounds. Within one of my triads my clients story revealed a domestic situation which was very different to my own ideals. I realised during the session how strong my beliefs were on domestic equality and how if I were unaware of them they could distort how I viewed my clients world. Without awareness of these differences I would not be able to minimise the “risks of influencing clients to make choices that may have more to do with our prejudices than their preferences” (Cross & Papadopoulos, 2001, …show more content…
This may lead to a lack of trust and openness in the future and the use of too safe material for discussion. I sometimes find it frustrating when someone does not trust me enough to use a deeper problem with me in role as helper. To just talk about fears of boiler breakdowns, or inability to wake early enough to catch a bus to college limits my ability to not only practice my counselling skills but also challenge any preexisting values, judgements I …show more content…
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